MODIFIED STAGE 2 FOR BRAMPTON
New Restrictions during COVID-19

On October 9, 2020 - The Province announced in line with recommendations from Peel Public Health, the City of Brampton is entering a modified Stage 2 to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Effective Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 12:01am, the following health and safety measure will be in place for a minimum of 28 days and reviewed on an ongoing basis:



Updated Federal and Provincial Government Business Support Programs

Rent Relief
A new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) has been proposed to replace the existing CECRA program. For businesses who qualify, funds from this program will go directly to the business owner without requiring the participation of a landlord and will cover up to 65% of eligible rent costs, depending on their losses, until December 19. If a business is ordered by public health officials to close, expenses could be covered up to 90%. Access to this program will be available until June 2021. (pending legislation approval)

Emergency Loans
The Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA)will increase by $20,000, and up to $10,000 of these funds will be forgivable if the loan is repaid by the deadline. This funding is in addition to previously announced $40,000 loans. This means the maximum funding from CEBA will be $60,000, of which $20,000 is forgivable. Applications will be accepted until December 31.

Wages
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
will remain at its current level of 65% until December 19, instead of rapidly decreasing as expected. The program will be extended until June 2021. Check here to see if you qualify. 

New Brampton Innovation District Profile is now available!

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The City of Brampton is building an Innovation District in the heart of downtown Brampton that will cultivate a dynamic start-up community, develop local talent and support entrepreneurs.  This central location gives Brampton the unique ability to attract highly skilled tech talent from both Toronto and Waterloo. The Innovation District is a key initiative in the City's Economic Recovery Strategy and will continue to develop over the coming months and years.

Click here to view the new Brampton Innovation profile.

Applications are Open!

What is the Accelerated Cybersecurity Training Program?
Our Program is an intensive cybersecurity training and certification program designed to give promising learners from diverse backgrounds the skills they need to launch careers in the cybersecurity sector

Click below to for more information or do apply!

Incubator Applications Open December 2020!

As innovation leaders, we understand the challenges that new entrepreneurs are faced with when starting a business. If you have little or no exposure to the startup ecosystem, the 100 Steps 2 Startup program, as part of our programming, can provide an introduction to entrepreneurship and help you acquire the basic fundamentals of new venture creation!

RVZ and 100steps2startup will offer a combination of workshops and one-on-one mentorship sessions for entrepreneurs. Interested in being a part of RVZ? Keep an eye out for our incubator applications opening up in December!



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City of Brampton's partnerships in Innovation District earn Excellence in Economic Development Award

The City of Brampton was awarded a Bronze rank for its Innovation District & Postsecondary Partnerships at the recent International Economic Development Council (IEDC)'s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards.

The Awards recognize the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials, and the year's most influential leaders. 35 award categories honour organizations and individuals for their efforts in creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Awards were judged by a diverse panel of economic and community developers from around the world, following a nomination process held earlier this year.

 
Free Webinar: Improve your Bottom Line with Brampton Business Programs

TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), in partnership with the City of Brampton, have programs operating now that help businesses of all sizes advance in these areas to ensure that our local economies are not left behind.

Free Webinar November 4, 2020:
Improve your Bottom Line with Brampton Business Programs
Are you looking to cut costs and advance your business? You are not alone. Businesses all over Canada are feeling the impact of rising operating costs, carbon pollution, and challenges connecting with clients and customers. It often feels like there isn't enough time, money or resources to accomplish what we want to achieve. It can sometimes feel like we are going it alone. Fortunately, that isn't the case.

 
Brampton's Annual Sponsorship Forum

Join us on November 24th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. as the City of Brampton hosts its second annual Sponsorship Forum. This year's theme, "reaching new audiences in our cultural mosaic" will provide perspectives, perceptions and experiences on how to win in an increasingly diverse world - today, tomorrow and in the future! Also, hear from members of our senior leadership team about the vision and areas of growth for the City of Brampton.

For more information and to register.  Please click the link below


Mental Health Support

TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), in partnership with the City of Brampton, have programs operating now that help businesses of all sizes advance in these areas to ensure that our local economies are not left behind.

Free Webinar November 4, 2020:
Improve your Bottom Line with Brampton Business Programs
Are you looking to cut costs and advance your business? You are not alone. Businesses all over Canada are feeling the impact of rising operating costs, carbon pollution, and challenges connecting with clients and customers. It often feels like there isn't enough time, money or resources to accomplish what we want to achieve. It can sometimes feel like we are going it alone. Fortunately, that isn't the case.


Support Local

The impacts of COVID-19 have been deeply felt by all of us, and especially by our local businesses - the backbone of our community.
Let's all pitch in to support them now - when they need us more than ever. We're all in this together, and you CAN make a difference.

Support Local!


Business Support

Programs and Resources for Businesses

Keeping Workers Safe - Sector Specific Guidance


 
What you need to know:

  • Adjust the workspace to create physical barriers or restructure physical settings between people to protect employees and visitors and ensure that 2 metres (6 feet) of space can be maintained.
  • When possible, employees should continue to work from home.
  • Install physical distancing markers or directional arrows to ensure a 1-way flow of people.
  • Review the sector-specific guidance
S&P Global Ratings (S&P) affirmed the City of Brampton's Triple 'A' rating for 2020, the highest credit rating a municipality can receive, with a stable outlook.

According to S&P, the rating reflects the City's robust economy and financial management practices, which will support its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


New Brampton Profile
Globe and Mail

Browse the online edition of the publication here or download the PDF copy of  Perspective Brampton 2020.

The print edition is also available through The Globe and Mail.
For up-to-date information about the City of Brampton's COVID-19 response, City services and facility and programming closures, visit brampton.ca/covid19For current information from Peel Public Health, visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus.
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An Economic Development Newsletter produced by the Corporation of the City of Brampton, 2020
For further information on business opportunities email the City of Brampton at invest@brampton.ca
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